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Published on February 11, 2020

Pardee UNC Health Care Named One of Healthgrades 2020 America’s 250 Best Hospitals

Pardee UNC Health Care among the top 5 percent of U.S. hospitals for clinical outcomes

Pardee UNC Health Care today announced that it has achieved the Healthgrades 2020 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award™. The distinction places Pardee in the top 5 percent of nearly 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for its superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.

“We are honored to be named one of the best 250 hospitals in the country by Healthgrades,” said Jay Kirby, president and CEO of Pardee UNC Health Care. “At Pardee, we strive to provide high-quality, compassionate care to each person and family we serve. I am grateful for the dedication of our physicians, staff, board of directors and leadership for their hard work in achieving this recognition.”

From 2016 through 2018, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award had, on average, a 26.6 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award, as measured across 19 rated conditions and procedures for which mortality is the outcome.*

And during that same period, if all hospitals performed similarly to those achieving the award, 161,930 lives could potentially have been saved. For example, patients treated for Respiratory Failure in hospitals achieving the Healthgrades America's 250 Best Hospitals Award have, on average, a 24.5 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*

“It is apparent that the recipients of the Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospital Award are dedicated to providing quality care for their patients,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “We congratulate the hospitals that received this award for their commitment to consistently providing top care and exceptional clinical outcomes for patients.”

Pardee was previously recognized by Healthgrades as a 2019 America’s 250 Best Hospitals and with the 2018 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™.

Recipients of the Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award are recognized for overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care. During the 2020 study period (2016 through 2018), these hospitals showed superior performance in clinical outcomes for patients in the Medicare population across at least 21 of 32 most common inpatient conditions and procedures — as measured by objective performance data (risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications).

To learn more about how Healthgrades determines award recipients, and for more information on Healthgrades Quality Solutions, please visit www.healthgrades.com/quality.

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